I’d like to tell you a story and see if I can help you, just as someone once helped me.
First, to give context, a picture, taken at an undisclosed private lodge deep in the African bush.
That is me actually working!
Being surrounded by nature in her wildest form is the most creative, inspiring and life giving place for me and I get into her depths as much as I can.
My days are simple, I wake at sunrise and spend 2 to 3 hours out on a game drive with an expert tracker, seeing what wonder nature will reveal today.
An old buffalo, a newborn wildebeest, a herd of elephants digging in the dry riverbed for water, the glory of a fish eagle sending it it cry which always stirs something deep in my soul…
As the day gets warmer I settle down to work on the deck. Then like the animals I have a wonderful early afternoon siesta, followed by some writing and then another sojourn into the wild watching the sky turn crazy reds, oranges and pinks as the sun sets on another magnificent day of being alive.
As each day ends I feel super grateful, super grateful that I can quite literally have it all. I am so grateful that thanks to the internet I can have my freedom (which is super important to me) AND run the business I love, helping thousands of people all over the world AND have income flowing in day and night to allow me to reach and serve even more people.
For 21 years I thought that wasn’t possible.
I thought work and business meant having to commute, having to be in fluorescently lit offices with endless rows of cubicles and a few weeks vacation a year to recover and get ready to go back into the trenches. I think that is why I was so determined to create my own financial freedom so I didn’t feel so trapped.
But I actually like “work”, I love being part of something that contributes to the world, I love being creative, learning new things and connecting with amazing people. I love being able to make an impact
What I didn’t know was that there was a way to have both.
FREEDOM & IMPACT IS POSSIBLE
Even when I created my financial freedom I still had no idea how to I could make an impact and contribute without compromising me.
I never imagined I’d discover a way to have freedom to live and work anywhere, to reach so many people in so many places around the world, to get to write bestselling books and be published by Hay House, to dictate the rhythm of my days, connect and hang-out with so many amazing people, enjoy the world’s cultures, meet so many extraordinary students, learn to share and give abundantly without limitations or fear.
And I never imagined I’d get to meet you.
I’m so thankful you read my emails and posts.
I never foresaw Facebook or YouTube, or blogs or webinars or stages or radio and TV.
I just wanted to help others see that their dreams are possible.
I wanted to help others free themselves from financial constraints and get to experience real wealth and freedom too. That was it. And I still have the same desire today…
I’m sharing this because I know you see all my books and posts and courses out there and some snapshots of my travels and galivants around the globe.
But behind it all, maybe you didn’t know there’s this kid still filled with wonder,…
… who still feels lucky to have discovered she didn’t have to choose between freedom and impact, and…
… who is in awe of the life she’s been blessed with, a life enabled by being able to create this all ONLINE.
And maybe you never realized that you can have both too, if you wanted to.
It’s not unrealistic.
I used to build railways before my life as The Wealth Chef.
No one knew me when I began my online business.
I didn’t have a clue how to market or sell or anything about the technical components of building a multi-million dollar online business.
So it’s not like I was special or had some secret advantages or big email list or tons of brilliant ideas.
I think my only competitive advantage was that I didn’t know that I was supposed to have a competitive advantage!
My first videos were awful and my graphics were clip-art kitch with a serious dose of Bollywood bling!
I could be wrong – but maybe YOU have thought about a life like mine.
Maybe you have wanted to get your own online brand up, or work from a laptop somewhere awesome in the world, or have an impact where you inspire the world and share your hard-won knowledge and wisdom.
If that happens to be you, keep reading.
(If not, I just want you to know that I’m thinking of you anyway. I stare across the bushveld watching giraffe, zebra, ellies and precious rhino roam free and I wish everyone could be here, that you could see this, feel the dry sun on your skin, and all the while earn whatever you desire from sharing their own knowledge with the world, working on your own art and reaching so many people and, perhaps, pause from time to time to watch the sun set).
If you are still reading, I have an idea for you.
If you want to have an online business that gives you freedom, and you want a platform as large as mine one day, you probably need to do what I did.
Here’s what I did:
- I found out what teaches were out there and got to know them by attending live online training and webinars
- I took a great online course on how to start and build my online business with a teacher I believed not only knew her stuff but had done what I wanted to do I went to a more specialized seminar that helped me understand marketing and how to communicate my message
- I believed in my dream, and I took a step towards it…
If you’d like to model that, I’ve made it super easy…
I convinced that very same amazing teacher to do a special webinar for The Wealth Chef tribe so you can find out more about how to start and build and build a super successful online business that will give you the freedom and impact like I did.
That fabulous teacher is Bernadette Doyle, creator of Online Profits University and superstar of all things online business AND she is going to give us a free training YEAH!!!!.
I really hope you give yourself the gift of discovering how you can create a powerful wealth generating online asset that works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 12 months of the year so you can be free to do more of real life living.
Sending you love from Africa. No matter what you do, commit to having it all. Commit to no longer compromising and believe that you can have both – IMPACT AND FREEDOM – because you can.